What Monitor is best for PostureRay?
Choice of Monitors best suited for PostureRay:
Often times, we are asked, what is best? There are many choices. As you already
know, most CAs and doctors can become quite efficient using their mouse. Most of our office do simply use a mouse.
However, when greater speed is required, we recommend the doctor upgrade to an
“artist monitor” which is expensive, but worth every cent for an office where
the staff or doctor is not efficient with digitizing. What I mean is that, a
full set of xrays should be able to be accomplished in just a few minutes from
start to finish.
Remember, a doctor or staff can ALWAYS just use a mouse when digitizing.
But when the doctor is about to move on from using the mouse only is to purchase a tablet driven device. Unlike the smaller counterparts on tablet laptops, large screens do NOT have both touch and pen
input (unless you pay a lot of money). They cheaper systems usually have touch, and if a stylus is provided it is essentially a waste because the technology is such that the screen will still respond to your touch of your arm/hand when you lay it on the screen, thus – unlike smaller tablets – the larger screens do not switch off touch. This is why these large screens are only pen driven unless you spend a lot of money.
The best artist monitors only are by a company known as www.wacom.com There Cinitiq line is amazing, though is pricey and is ONLY the monitors. They also now make computers like the Surface Studio as well.
When possible if you are in the market for a new computer that has best of both worlds, we suggest the all-in one new Microsoft Surface Studio. It is the best of both worlds with a large 28″ screen and is a full computer. It has both touch and pen. It is a little pricey though, but it works quite well and is what Dr. Joe uses now to demo PostureRay, such in this tutorial:
Here is more info on the Microsoft Surface Studio:
As for a laptop of choice, though consider the size of space for hard drive if not on Networked version of PostureRay, is the new Microsoft Surface Pro laptops. This tablet has the best of both worlds. Make sure to get the largest hard drive available (costly) if you plan on using as your only PostureRay station.
Be sure with any computer purchase you select a computer with at least Windows 10 Home, or Professional (prefered)
Touch Only – Recommended only for Report of Findings and Adjusting Table Stations:
For the doctor who wishes speed and simplicity for an ROF, any modern all – in
–one touch monitor computer works extremely well for ROF’s, and pulling up
xrays in our QuickView at adjusting tables. There are countless versions made
by Dell, Sony, HP, Gateway, etc. You can find these at every Best Buy, Staples,
For example, a popular large Lenovo such as this works great for ROF computer:
HOWEVER, THESE DO NOT MAKE GOOD DIGITIZING STATIONS UNLESS YOU
PLAN TO SIMPLY USE THE MOUSE OR ATTACH A WACOM BAMBOO or WACOM INTUOS. So please DO NOT get confused thinking that the typical cheap “All in One” computer is any better for digitizing of xrays as you will likely use your mouse anyways due to the screen limitations. They make fantastic viewbox stations though for your ROF room or near your adjusting table.